Mac or windows?

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  1. ahiddenman

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    I bought alienware m15x yesterday, but still waiting to received it due to bad condition they are not able to deliver it today and before I bought it I did a lot research so chose alienware :D Happy Bday
     
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    alienware, macs are overrated
     
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    Yeah the alienware looks aewsome. My brother is trying to convert me to a mac user but i dont like the fact that some software that you get on windows can be installed on the mac.

    Sucks tbh
     
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    I concur. I love my alien
     
  6. J1218

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    It can still be installed, you just have to run windows on your mac using parallels or VM Ware or something like those.

    Anyway, I just got a mac about a month ago and I love it. I've been a long time PC user and I found the switch to be pretty easy.

    Aren't Alienware's gaming PCs anyway?

    On another note, I wish when I was 18 someone bought me a car and a new computer...
     
  7. lexblast

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    Used to be a mac user a long time ago, but got fed up with nothing running on it. Sure you can run PC stuff on it, but its not the same. Once you start using a mac you will be amazed at how much cool software is not written for it.

    I have 2 macs here, I never use them...
     
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    Mac ftw :).
     
  9. Pazimov

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    Alienware is cool and has awesome design but it's way overpriced if you're just looking for performance. If you're willing to pay alot more for a pretty PC, knock yourself out.
     
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    If I'm reading it right you are getting an i5 with 2 GB ram and a logo for 850 pounds.

    400 can get you a noname desktop with 16 GB ram and an i7 CPU. That's at least 10 times more useful for games and IM. If you still want a notebook to do some work while flying or lying in bed or whatever, get some 12" dual core for another 350 or so.
     
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    Yeah that was what i was thinking Monrox , I seen some stunning custom gaming pc's and the specs are amazing. Might have a good look now :D
     
  12. goins

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    Most Def. a MAC :)
     
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    Still undecided need more bribing lol
     
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    Got a MacBook Pro 13" now for more than a year and wont change it back to my old windows machine again.

    I mean for some IM work there are definitely no OSX version but using Paralells desktop is the solution for everything. I run everything which is not supported by OSX on that and it works great...

    Of course, Apple has its price :/
     
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    Yeah but with that price comes reliability and quality. My brother has the macbook 13" and i must say it looks nice and its really quick.

    I guess i'm going to get a mac :D
     
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    I rely on my favorite PassMark web site to look for the fastest CPU to pick to be used for building the desktop PCs/servers.

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

    Today's fastest Intel CPU at damn good price is: i7-2600 ($295)

    Note: I never pay for the outrageous top-end CPU price, only few tiers below.
     
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    If you buy a Mac it looks like you buy a car that can only go in 10% of roads
     
  18. RedKiller

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    windows atw
     
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    "You are trying to post a message that has triggered our moderation system."

    After I wrote a long reply going into detail of which is better... Had no urls, no links, no pictures, no email adress and obviously wasn't trying to sell anything.

    Anyways short version...

    mac > alienware in this specific case. (bigger screen, better processor)

    Bottom line: Both are junk and overpriced and no you don't get "quality with mac" that so many of you claim here. It's same exact parts inside as a so called "PC" computer just at double the price.

    Seriously for the price you listed you can get a really nice laptop with some nice specs. So maybe consider looking into different brands?
     
  20. zengetsu

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    Macs=not for a blackhatter, Windows=definitely for a blackhatter :D